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Military Naturalization Statistics

Statistics through fiscal year 2018:

Since Oct. 1, 2001, USCIS has naturalized 129,587 members of the military, with 11,483 of those service members becoming citizens during USCIS naturalization ceremonies in over 30 foreign countries:

Afghanistan

Albania

Australia

Bahrain

China

Cuba

Djibouti

El Salvador

Georgia

Germany

Greece

Haiti

Honduras

Iceland

Iraq

Italy

Jamaica

Japan

Jordan

Kenya

Kosovo

Kuwait

Kyrgyzstan

Libya

Mexico

Philippines

Qatar

South Korea

Spain

Thailand

Turkey

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

Military statistics by year and location through fiscal year 2018:

YEAR TOTAL USA  ABROAD
Naturalized Service Members
FY-02 2,434 2,434 0
FY-03 4,659 4,659 0
FY-04 6,327 6,327 0
FY-05 7,136 6,106 1,030
FY-06 8,538 6,643 1,895
FY-07 5,895 4,541 1,354
FY-08 7,865 6,356 1,509
FY-09 10,505 8,850 1,655
FY-10 11,230 9,819 1,411
FY-11 10,333 9,415 918
FY-12  8,693 8,184 509
FY-13 8,758 8,414 344
FY-14 9,239 8,970 269
FY-15 7,710 7,535 175
FY-16 8,770 8,599 171
FY-17 7,360 7,228 132
FY-18 4,135 4,024 111
TOTAL 129,587 118,104 11,483

 

Service Members Naturalized Abroad
Location of Ceremony TOTAL FY-08 FY-09 FY-10 FY-11 FY-12 FY-13 FY-14 FY-15 FY-16 FY-17 FY-18
Afghanistan 1,017 105 183 208 288 99 100 30 4 0 0 0
Albania 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Australia 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Bahrain 23 0 0 2 2 2 6 8 0 1 0 2
China (Hong Kong) 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cuba (Guantanamo) 4 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Djibouti 7 0 2 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 0
El Salvador 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Georgia 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0
Germany 883 135 137 152 131 87 51 41 30 43 25 51
Greece 16 0 1 2 8 0 0 1 0 2 2 0
Haiti 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Honduras 5 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Iceland 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Iraq 1,840 644 678 427 88 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
Italy 175 13 26 26 37 12 10 14 12 11 7 7
Jamaica 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Japan 1,651 349 282 288 224 183 117 55 55 41 28 29
Jordan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Kenya 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kosovo 34 0 0 29 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0
Kuwait 417 110 167 58 4 45 5 6 4 4 5 9
Kyrgyzstan 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Libya 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Mexico 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Philippines 7 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Qatar 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
South Korea 1,038 149 171 198 107 64 48 104 63 63 64 7
Spain 35 0 1 9 10 3 2 2 1 3 0 4
Thailand 9 0 0 1 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Turkey 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
United Arab Emirates 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
United Kingdom 11 1 1 0 4 1 0 2 0 2 0 0
TOTAL 7,204 1,509 1,655 1,411 918 509 344 269 175 171 132 111
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